Nidelva river through Trondheim Norway

Nidelva river through Trondheim Norway
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Actually, the reason lies in the manufacturing process. Pages 11-12 of an old Canon whitepaper detailing their full-frame sensor technology describes the economics of manufacturing image sensors of different sizes. Image sensors are semiconductor devices, like the CPU in a computer or the SoC in a smartphone or tablet, and are manufactured in batches by the ...


A lot of pros who use advanced (but not flagship) bodies like the Canon EOS 7D Mark II will get a battery grip for intensive use, so it makes sense to have an integrated vertical grip for the flagship model. You will generally be using very large and heavy lenses with these flagships, and long battery life is an absolute requirement. The larger body also ...


Such "battery grip" or "portrait grip" is a standard accessory for almost every SLR for the last several decades. For almost every SLR you can buy an accessory to bring it up to D5 form factor. Today, for DSLRs this grip adds 2 features: bigger battery and better handling in vertical orientation. Now, your question boils down to "Why top models have it ...


There is some additional circuitry, however, the vast majority of the additional size is for the bigger battery. The bigger battery comes in particularly useful when shooting with bigger lenses where the focus motor requires more power, and for shooting video, where the LCD is always on. Below is a a cut-thru of a Nikon D5, that shows that most of the space ...


There are a few reasons why the battery grip is integrated: Comfort/dexterity/ergonomics Additional buttons/custom function controls/LCDs Extended battery life Less bulky vs grip accessory Multi position shooting (vertical/portraits are much more comfortable) Better performance (in some cases, higher fps for example) More solid/better build compared to ...

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